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Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist - Apheresis - Ward E10

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen at Cambridge University Hospitals, of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Apheresis. We are a regional service that provides services for patients requiring blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapy for a range of haematological conditions. Our Apheresis team delivers a range of life saving and life-enhancing treatments including Plasma Exchange, Red Cell Exchange, Stem Cell Harvest and CAR-T Cell Harvest to adults and children. We are committed to working with patients and their families throughout their treatment pathway

We are looking for a passionate and driven registered nurse with advanced leadership skills, to develop the service further. You will have advanced knowledge and skills in the field of apheresis and cellular therapy treatments, you will be required to use professional and clinical leadership skills to co-ordinate and supervise the patients pathway.You will play a pivotal role in the training, support and education of colleagues, the co-ordination and scheduling of procedures and act as a link with other members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the patient's clinical pathway.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a recognised expert in the specialty, responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmes and undertaking specialist nursing procedures.

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for other staff and students.

Responsible for implementing a clearly defined integrated approach to patient care encompassing new treatments and evidence based care.

Required to undertake research and lead clinical audits in own specialist area.

Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to referring teams, patients and families. Liaising with referring teams (internal & external to Addenbrooke's) regarding the patients' progress. This includes the provision of specialist education and training for apheresis staff and other staff involved in the patients' journey.

Responsible for all administrative and technical aspects of procedures performed by the apheresis unit.

Required to lead clinical audits, ensure compliance with standards established by the HTA and JACIE.

About us

Come Nurse with us...

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.

You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

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Closing date is midnight on 27 May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 6 June 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?

Our values and reputation for outstanding care Opportunities to experience a range of specialities Career and development opportunities Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team Research experience and opportunities Lovely location and quality of life Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse educated to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration qualification in speciality
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Teaching qualification.
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Advanced clinical assessment


  • Research Module.
  • Masters Degree



  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills.
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice.
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching.
  • Experience of initiating change



  • Understanding of evidence-based practice.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance.
  • Understand of patient pathways its complexities and how to support the patient through this



  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team.
  • Adaptable to changing situations due workload and colleagues' needs.
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients.
  • Leadership Skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time-management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead developments in practice.
  • Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly


  • Advanced Communication Skills.

Additonal Requirements


  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct.
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.


  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - political and Trust.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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